TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools has announced changes to its fall meal distribution program effective Monday, Sept. 14.
Six locations have been added to the list of distribution sites: Chesapeake Terrace Elementary, North Point Road at Millers Island Boulevard, Padonia International Elementary, Seventh District Elementary, Warren Elementary, and Westowne Elementary.
Two locations have been removed from the list: Loch Raven United Methodist Church and Wilson Point Road at Fir Drive. Times for meal distribution have been updated for five locations: Battle Grove Elementary, Cove Village Apartments, Hawthorne Elementary, Maple Crest Drive, and Westhills Parkway at Martin Drive.
Through its fall meal distribution program, BCPS is providing school meals, at no cost to students, to all children ages 2-18, through Wednesday, Dec. 23. Students with disabilities can receive no-cost meals regardless of age.
The meals, supported with funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, are being distributed at more than 300 community locations by the BCPS Office of Food and Nutrition Services in cooperation with the Office of Transportation. The large number of distribution sites is designed to provide increased access to meals during virtual learning.
No sign-up or registration is required, and students or their parents or caregivers can pick up the meals. In general, the meals are distributed on Monday and Wednesday. On Monday, BCPS distributes two breakfast and two lunch meals. On Wednesday, BCPS distributes meals (breakfast and lunch) for three days. The nutritious meals include cold food items, fruit, vegetables, milk, and breakfast items.
The distribution schedule will be adjusted as needed to align with the school system’s schedule.
Meals are distributed in two ways:
- Curbside pickup at the main entrance of every middle and high school, from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
- By bus from more than 260 locations across the county. Times vary according to location.
A full list of available meal distribution sites is available here.